Services

817-735-2553

Healthy.Start@unthsc.edu

case management with family

Case Management

Clients that meet eligibility requirements will receive case management services based on their individual circumstances and will be linked to other community resources as needed.
For more information, please call 817-735-2553. To refer someone into the program, please visit the “Referral” tab.
Wellness Center
The Healthy Start Wellness Center offers wellness classes for clients and community organizations, and professional training and development opportunities in the health and social service field.

Community Classes

    • Healthy Start offers classes open to the community. All classes are interactive and discussion-based and can be modified to fit time allotments, media resources, class size, and if children are present.
      • CPR
        • Target audience: Anyone
        • The Family & Friends ® CPR class is taught by an American Heart Association BLS Instructor and is aimed for anyone, such as parents, grandparents and caregivers, who wants to learn CPR but who do not need a course completion card. Participants will learn Adult and Child CPR, AED, and Choking, as well as Infant CPR and Choking in an interactive and
          hands-on group environment.
        • This class requires at least a 1.5-2 hours time frame to complete the adult, child, and infant modules. Modules can also be taught separately if only 30-40 minutes is available for the class.
      • Baby and Me
        • Target audience: caregiver with infant under one year old
        • Baby Massage is a wonderful way to experience the way your baby communicates with you. A Certified Educator of Infant Massage (through Infant Massage USA ®) teaches parents how to massage and connect with their babies through this 5 week course (5 sessions, each 1 hour).
        • Research shows that babies who are massaged:
          • May sleep deeper and longer
          • Spend more time active and alert for learning
          • Increase bonding and attachment

To schedule one if these free classes in your organization, please contact Lucy Smith, Education Coordinator, at 817-735-2408 or at Lucy.Smith@unthsc.edu
Wellness classes for Clients

Client Classes

      • Community classes, in addition to providing other wellness and educational opportunities through the Healthy Start program or through community resources, will be offered to Healthy Start clients. Class locations are based on proximity to clients’ homes so that they are easy to get to, and so that families can get to know their neighbors that are also in Healthy Start. Classes include things such as:
        • Exercise classes/ walking groups
        • Financial planning
        • Resume building
        • Book clubs for parents and kids
        • Breastfeeding support groups (for moms and dads)
        • Car seat safety
        • Healthy cooking

Professional Development and Training

      • UNTHSC Healthy Start provides many opportunities for professional development and training for home visitors, social workers, health care providers, and health educators.

Contact Healthy Start for more information

healthy.start@unthsc.edu
817-735-2553

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2021